Thomas Seger is a full-service employee relations lawyer who negotiates collective bargaining agreements, handles union organizational drives, develops Affirmative Action Programs and litigates NLRB, employment discrimination, Boys Markets injunction, Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims, covenants not to compete and labor arbitration cases.
He has worked extensively in a number of industries, including the healthcare, construction, professional sports, manufacturing, automotive, newspaper, television, longshoring and air freight industries. He has also devoted a significant portion of his practice to work in the public sector, dealing with a full range of general and labor matters for municipalities, townships and school districts.
Mr. Seger has extensive experience with compliance with Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Program (OFCCP) requirements. He prepares affirmative action plans and has counseled numerous organizations through OFCCP compliance audits, addressing issues including adverse impact testing or hiring, promotion and termination data and compliance with OFCCP compensation-related requirements.
Mr. Seger has handled collective bargaining negotiations with teachers for both urban and suburban school districts, union organizational drives in the newspaper and intermodal transportation industries and long-term care facilities, as well as a multitude of employment-at-will litigation in numerous jurisdictions.
Mr. Seger’s recent experience in the manufacturing sector includes the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements and trial of arbitrations involving subcontracting, plant closure and relocation and a myriad of other issues.
Mr. Seger also has defended numerous age, race and sex discrimination charges on behalf of clients, has represented a number of newspapers in labor arbitrations and has counseled numerous clients on reductions in force and consolidation/elimination of production facilities. He handled a 25-day NLRB trial concerning the stevedoring industry in Toledo, Ohio, and has represented national air freight and courier corporations in numerous employee relations matters, such as labor arbitrations and NLRB proceedings of various types in cities across the United States.
Mr. Seger has devoted a substantial portion of his practice to general litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on zoning cases and media access matters.
Mr. Seger has been active in the Ohio Council of School Board lawyers and the American, Ohio and Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Associations. He has served as the Editor-in-Chief of the BakerHostetler Labor Newsletter and authored “The Majority Status of Incumbent Bargaining Representatives,” 47 Tul. L. Rev. 961.